Cowboy Hat

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by A7V, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. A7V

    A7V Registered User

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    Just an ignorant question from a non-Texan.

    Does the WM have to wear a cowboy hat in Texas? Can he choose to wear the standard top hat?
     
  2. eagle1966

    eagle1966 Guest

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    Law states only that the master be covered; so a mster of the lodge can wear any hat with a brim no ball caps
     
  3. nick1368

    nick1368 Registered User

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    our WM last year wore a fedora
     
  4. A7V

    A7V Registered User

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    That is interesting, I would have thought the traditionalist would question that choice.
     
  5. tomasball

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    Many do, but it isn't prescribed. Usually, the Grand Master presides wearing a nice Stetson. To our shame, it became necessary a few years ago to officially explain to some rural masters that baseball caps are not suitable head covering.
     
  6. rhitland

    rhitland Founding Member Premium Member

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    Brother Hobie Wan Kanobi as we call him from Southside Lodge wore a Top hat, it is WM choice but I bet he got ribbed about it a time or 2. Some of us guys in 148 joke about wearing a sombrero, granted it is just a joke but I bet that would cause a stir!! lol :)
     
  7. A7V

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    I haven't any lodges outside of my own, but I have seen many lodge photos from around the country and the WM seems to always wear the Top Hat, I am surprised he gets ribbed about it.

    I imagine if I ever have the honor to sit in the East that I would wear a Top Hat.
     
  8. nick1368

    nick1368 Registered User

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    trust me there was some grumbling. i am a traditional at heart, but i also like to have fun and have started a hat collection so when i get to the East in 2 yrs. I will have a hat for ALL occasions
    May = sombero
    March = green Leperchan hat
    Oct= witch hat or something to that effect
    July= i am not sure of the technical name but is straw with a red white and blue band...short top hat kinda
    Dec some kind of Santa hat.
     

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